On intercultural criteria for
Dear Lena Dražic,
I won't simplify the cultural matters as you summarize.
Anthropologists, for example, James Clifford, noticed the
phenomena of so-called transposition, that is, the strategical
adoption of other cultural vocabulary to defamiliarize or subvert
the dominant values. You may want to establish some criteria, and
I think it is not the time to judge yet. Wiener Schule is now
accepted, but who knows in 500 years. That Avant-garde is rejected
at first but the posterity would understand them better, is just
another myth of infinite progress, as of the infinite economic
growth of the capitalist society, is it not?
Creative composers (and performers as well) have doubts the
established criteria and try different ways. Critics introduce new
ways of looking at the same old masterpieces. Rules are to be
broken. Criteria change with creation and vice versa.
So who try to establish a new set of criteria only to be
contradicted by another prospect of music?
I rather dream of not-yet-conscious of Ernst Bloch in music than
consolidate the already-done.
But you are at a different position to work out this project,
perhaps, and you will find many (and better) musicians who will
with best wishes